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dc.contributor.authorMoshuus, Geir H.
dc.contributor.authorEide, Ketil
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Qualitative Methods 15(2016) Nr.1no
dc.description.abstractHow do we do good guesswork at meaning if our informant lives in a secret world? Doing research often includes awkward moments, unforeseen events, and incidents. Here we name some of these ‘‘happenstances.’’ We suggest that happenstances may offer a solution to the problem of meaning discrepancies: The happenstance is one of those moments that allow the researcher to temporarily bridge into the meanings of his or her informant. We have carried out research on marginal youth. In both of our studies, happenstances have turned interview situations upside down. Here we identify how these unforeseen events provided us with valuable insights into our informants’ contexts. We conclude by addressing how these happenstances, though they appear to be a product of pure accident, may become part of a systematic approach in discovering contextual
dc.rightsNavngivelse-Ikkekommersiell 4.0 Internasjonal
dc.subjectethnographic designno
dc.subjectparticipant observationno
dc.subjectmarginal youthno
dc.subjectimmigrant youthno
dc.subjectyouth cultureno
dc.titleThe Indirect Approach: How to Discover Context When Studying Marginal Youth Originalsprak: Engelskno
dc.typeJournal articleno
dc.description.versionPublished versionno
dc.rights.holderThe Author(s) 2016

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